Prague is a city with many museums, but the truth is that for a trip with young children, most of them can be too dense and not very entertaining. In this guide we have selected the most important and suitable for families. Children's Museums in Prague Once you have chosen which museums you want to
Prague is a city with many museums, but the truth is that for a trip with young children, most of them can be too dense and not very entertaining. In this guide we have selected the most important and suitable for families.
Children's Museums in Prague
Once you have chosen which museums you want to visit, remember to plan a tour with the most attractive areas for the youngest children, and not to gather all the cultural activities in one day. Finishing a visit to a museum with a nice walk through the center and an ice cream can be a good idea.
- National Museum of Prague
The Národní Muzeum or National Museum of Prague is located in one of the most representative buildings of the city and is the most important museum of the Czech capital.
Inside it houses numerous works divided into five permanent collections: Prehistory of Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia, Mineralogical and lithological exhibition, Paleontology, Osteology and Anthropology, Zoology and Decoration and medals from European countries.
On a trip with children you will probably have to select only what you most want to see to avoid that the little ones get tired and get bored. We recommend that you do not stop seeing the zoology collection, very entertaining for the whole family.
In addition to the content, the National Museum is very interesting as a continent. Built between 1885 and 1891 in a neo-Renaissance style, it has beautiful interiors that you will enjoy visiting.
It is located in the southern part of Wenceslas Square.
Visiting hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the closing time being extended until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and until 7:00 p.m. on weekends. On Sundays, it opens at 11:00 and closes on the first Tuesday of each month.
Admission for adults costs 5.80 euros. Admission for children between 6 and 15 years, students and over 60 years old costs 3.90 euros. The holders of the Prague Card do not pay entry. And the first Monday of every month the museum opens its doors for free.
- Museum of Communism
Hosted on the first floor of an old building, the Communism Museum in Prague is a rather peculiar place. Although the theme of it - the history of communism in the Czech Republic - may seem a bit heavy for children, the truth is that the tour of this museum is the most enjoyable.
Small and with recreations of daily life during the communist era -from 1948 to 1989-, the museum manages to keep alive a part of the recent history of the country in an entertaining and educational way for the whole family. Although not very common in the Czech Republic, the explanatory posters of the Museum of Communism are also in Spanish.
It is located on Na Příkopě Street, 10. Do not hesitate to ask if you do not locate it since the truth is that it is not easy to find it. Your visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day.
Admission costs 7 euros for adults and 5.40 euros for students. Children under 10 years old do not pay entrance fee.
- Toy Museum
It is the second largest toy exhibition in the world and shows both historical and modern pieces. Discover the traditional Czech games and be amazed by the evolution of the games throughout history.
The museum, which is located inside the Prague Castle, has a large collection of Barbie dolls.
The museum is located in the old chambers of Prague Castle, on Jirska Street, 4.
Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day.
The entrance costs 2.30 euros.
- Prague Wax Museum
Like many other big cities, Prague also has its own Wax Museum. Not that it is one of the most important in the world, but your visit is very entertaining because in addition to Czech personalities, you can also see celebrities from politics, culture or sports worldwide.
It is located in Melantrichova 5.
Your visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day.
The entrance costs 6 euros.
- Museum Řepora
Řepora is an open-air museum that recreates a traditional Czech village from the 14th century. In this particular place, time seems to have stopped in the Middle Ages. Constructions of natural materials shape the workshop of the blacksmith, the school, the church, the potter's house, the tavern, etc.
Have a fun day with the whole family while discovering what day-to-day life was like in a medieval village.
It is located in the 5th district of Prague.
Visiting hours are Tuesday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On weekends and holidays, it opens from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is important to keep in mind that being an open-air museum closes rainy days.